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Great White Horse Hotel

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ipswich, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.0579 / 52°3'28"N

Longitude: 1.1561 / 1°9'21"E

OS Eastings: 616462

OS Northings: 244644

OS Grid: TM164446

Mapcode National: GBR TMP.YYC

Mapcode Global: VHLBT.0J0S

Entry Name: Great White Horse Hotel

Listing Date: 19 December 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1235799

English Heritage Legacy ID: 426649

Location: Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1

County: Suffolk

District: Ipswich

Town: Ipswich

Electoral Ward/Division: Alexandra

Built-Up Area: Ipswich

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Ipswich St Mary-le-Tower

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

(North Side)

No 43
(Great White Horse Hotel)
TM 1644 NW 1/212 19.12.51.


Originally a C16-C17 timber-framed building refronted in the early C19. It
was made famous as the inn in Dicken's "Pickwick Papers". The present front
is of grey gault brick with a parapet and a rusticated stucco ground storey.
3 storeys. 7 window range on the Tavern Street front and 2 window range
on the Northgate Street front. A 3 storey wing of 5 window range extends
north with a further, later, 2 storeyed wing of 7 window range at the north
end in Northgate Street. All windows are double-hung sashes with glazing
bars, in painted reveals, with stuccoed flat arches. The ground storey has
stucco doorway with wide panelled pilasters, Ionic plain columns in antis
and a cornice on paired brackets with a figure of a white horse above. Roofs
slate. Part of the original internal courtyard has been glazed over and
pant of it has been preserved in the present lounge. It has some original
windows, double-hung sashes with glazing bars and small panes, one oriel
bay window and some exposed timber-framing.

Nos 31 to 41 (odd) and No 43 (Great White Horse Hotel) form a group.
Also No 43 (Great White Horse Hotel) forms a group with all the listed
buildings in Northgate Street, except Garden Wall to No 9.

Listing NGR: TM1646244644

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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